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Address: 7 Marine Parade Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 412 417 431
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Description: Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding...
Learn to surf in Sydney! Manly Surf Guide are a boutique surf guiding company that offer small group surfing tours and surf lessons in Sydney's famous Manly Beach and Sydneys beautiful Northern Beaches. A local business owned and operated by Dee Why’s Ryan Hayfield, Ryan and his hand picked team of local staff have grown up surfing at Dee Why, Manly and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our guides know exactly where to go in all conditions. Ryan is one of Sydney’s most sought after surf coaches with over 10 years coaching experience and has been surfing since age 5. Ryan and his team are young, fun and full of energy. Each guide has completed a Level 2 Surf Coaching Course, APOLA (ocean safety), Advanced First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation qualifications. Ryan and his staff are passionate about the ocean and the sport of surfing and pride them selves on giving you an authentic surfing and Australian cultural experience. Manly Surf Guide is a successful company purely relying on word of mouth recommendations from providing a quality personalised service, rather than a large marketing campaign.
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GREAT surf guides!

Ryan and the crew at Manly Surf Guide were awesome! We had such a fun time learning to surf! They made it so easy for us! We just showed up and they picked us up, transported us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Ryan and the crew at Manly Surf Guide were awesome! We had such a fun time learning to surf! They made it so easy for us! We just showed up and they picked us up, transported us to some great surf locations, had everything we needed (wet suits, surfboards, sunscreen, water, food). They had all the bases covered! The price... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Surf camp with Manly Surf Guide was the highlight of my trip to Sydney. I initially booked the 2 days learn to Surf Camp, but it was so much fun, that I had to extend it for another day. Ryan and its instructors are friendly, relaxed and motivating people. They adapt to each one's personal abilities, still pushing you... More 

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

When you want to try out surfing and you are around Sydney I highly recommend to book a "Learn to Surf Camp" at Manly Surf Guide. Ryan and his instructors are really friendly and give you a great advice for the surf basics. During the whole day they care about you and help you to have fun in the waves.... More 

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RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this review

Hi Marc, Thanks for your great feed back. My staff and I always put 100% effort into our teaching and make sure that every one has a fun day. It's a great feeling when our customers leave stoked at the end of the day. Hope to see you in the surf again, Ryan Hayfield Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Small group, great gear, wonderful instructors and a really professional business. Thanks for an excellent surfing experience and great value.

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RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this review

Hi Jen, Thanks for the positive feedback. Small class sizes is the key factor that sets us apart from the other surf schools. Our avrage class size is around 6 students. Glad you had fun. Happy Surfing, Ryan Hayfield Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For years I have wanted to try surfing again. It can be intimidating knowing where to start. I found Manly Surf Guide and booked a group beginners adventure for Nov 9th. I loved every minute... Ryan's instructions made it so easy. Both he and Danny were great coaches... patient and above all, helped us relax and have fun! They provide... More 

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RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Glad you had fun surfing with us, The One Day Beginners Surf Adventure is the most popular surf package we offer and it is perfect for first timers and beginner surfers. You get plenty of time in the water and a lot of assistance due to the small clas sizes. Looking forward to teaching your kids on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We booked a private lesson for two teenagers with absolutely no surf experience. Ryan picked us up and took us to a great little beach. He was warm, encouraging and supportive, and both boys tasted success during their lesson. They say that once you get up, you never want to stop! I'd highly recommend this as a highlight of our... More 

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RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this review

Hi Jules, Thanks for the review. The boys did really well and I'm glad they are now hooked and love surfing. Hope to see you all again next time you're in Sydney. Ryan Hayfield More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had a 1, 5h private lesson yesterday and really enjoyed it! Fun, experienced crew and an amazing start to my surfing career! Will definitely book more lessons as soon as possible!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is my first time surfing and i was lucky to have a 1 to 1 lesson from Ryan on 3th Sept. i had all the attention needed and it really helped me in learning. Instructions was clear and easy to understand. The waves might seem a little scary for first timers, but Ryan will be there to guide you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Having only few days in Sydney I took the option of a surf guide tour. Good way to discover the Northern Beaches and the spots, escaping the crowd and enjoying a tasty Chai Latte. Will be good to come again and go on some of the reefs Ryan mentioned. Typical Australian hospitality. I recommend this option !!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Definitely worth it. Ryan is a great instructor - friendly, helpful and constructive. I'd recommend this if you love surfing but wouldn't mind improving a little more to get more out of it.

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RyanHayfield, Owner at Manly Surf Guide, responded to this review

Hi Luke, Thanks for the great review! Luke is a intermediate to advanced surfer who wanted to learn how to generate more speed out of the wave and work on some new turns. He booked a few private lessons and we worked on a few key factors that he was missing in his surfing. After a few lessons and a... More 

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